The immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has been alleged to have acquired a mansion in the United Kingdon that worths £15million, Kelvin Mackenzie, a Journalist with The Sun Uk Newspaper reported yesterday on page 15.
The mansion was said to be located at St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge, Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Jonathan's ministers and virtually all that have worked with him except few have been under severe probe of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, since President Muhammadu Buhari took over. Several billion and millions of Naira and United States dollar have been recovered.
The UK's The Sun Tabloid author of the report queried the source of the money by which the ex-president of Nigeria bough such an expensive building.
"I HEAR the aptly named Goodluck Jonathan, the former president of oil-rich Nigeria, has bought a 12,000 square foot house on the ultra-expensive and well protected St George’s Hill estate in Weybridge, Surrey.""I’m sure he gained his wealth legitimately but these houses are £10-£15million a pop, so perhaps the ex-president could explain where his money came from as he has been at the forefront of the fight against his country’s corruption."'Surely it can’t all have been good luck." The Newspaper was quoted to have said.
The paper put the market price for such houses in the area as being between £10-£15million (about N4.3bn), a staggering figure that may well surpass the cumulative earnings of the former president while in office.
Jonathan has been many times accused of leading a most profligate administration. A large number of top officials who served under his government are presently being probed by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A number of former ministers and aides who served with the Jonathan administration were mentioned as being among those who returned looted funds to the Nigerian government between May 29, 2015 when Jonathan left office and May 25, 2016.
No reactions have been issued yet by the former president or his camp, to the story published by The Sun.